Senator caught looking at porn on Senate floor!

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    May 04, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    Republican senator Mike Bennett was caught looking at naked boobies while at "work" in the Senate.

    http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sen-mike-bennett-caught-looking-porn-senate-floor

    The party of "family values" hard at "work" for the American people?

    How could anybody want to vote to put more of these guys in Congress this Nov?



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    May 04, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    If it were on the ballot, I'd vote for watching porn on the Senate floor to be required.
    But no pics allowed...only video.
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    May 04, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf it were on the ballot, I'd vote for watching porn on the Senate floor to be required.
    But no pics allowed...only video.


    Nah, these pols should have their computer viewing history reviewed just like the employees of any company do
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    May 04, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidHow could anybody want to vote to put more of these guys in Congress this Nov?

    Because he believes in JEE-SUS! Plus he isn't a Democrat. He'll get voted back into office, without doubt. This is what Republicans support, without questioning anything other than his party loyalty, Gawd help us all.
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    May 04, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidIf it were on the ballot, I'd vote for watching porn on the Senate floor to be required.
    But no pics allowed...only video.


    Nah, these pols should have their computer viewing history reviewed just like the employees of any company do
    Or better yet, society should get over this stigma it has with porn. The ones who bitch the loudest are usually ones watching it the most.

    Plus, according to the article southbeach posted, the man opened an email that happened to have a picture of topless women. Pictures of topless women are not porn. Then again, some people still think pictures of topless males are porn.

    If we continue to let society stigmatize porn - or what they "think" is porn - we will all eventually be required to fill out 2257 paperwork (age verification) and keep it on file with a copy of our govt issued ID just to take shirtless pics of ourselves. icon_wink.gif
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    May 04, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    Just imagine if he had gotten caught watching gay porn! icon_lol.gif

    Edit: But in any case, the cover up begins:
    http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sen-bennett-threatens-sunshine-state-news-reporter
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    May 04, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidJust imagine if he had gotten caught watching gay porn! icon_lol.gif

    Edit: But in any case, the cover up begins:
    http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sen-bennett-threatens-sunshine-state-news-reporter

    He wont get anywhere with his treats. Nobody is gonna go near him now. Threats will only make his situation worse. If he had a legitimate excuse for opening that email in connfusion, he would show it to the press immediately.
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    May 04, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 said... If he had a legitimate excuse for opening that email in connfusion, he would show it to the press immediately.


    You got it! And, there are firewall and proxy logs that can be utilized to "exonerate" him if he were to be telling the truth. But he's scum.
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    May 04, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    As I said before. No work is actually done on the floor. It is just a bunch of gas slowly escaping from someone's mouth. All the real work and all the real voting happens behind closed doors. So I could care less what these people do to pass the time. And I certainly wont begrudge someone watching a little porn.

    That said, this guy is a fucking idiot for threatening the reporter.
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    May 04, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    When I am utilizing the computing resources and infrastructure of any "employer", "client", "organization" other than my own, I have no expectation of privacy or security. An "Appropriate Use" policy is normally in place.

    I assume that every key stroke, every click, everything is being recorded and monitored. But then, I am cognizant of these practices because part of my host of tricks is that I'm an information security professional. So, I have to know these things. Not everybody may be yet fully aware even in this day and age.

    I certainly hope that the State of Florida Legislature has a "Appropriate Use" policy by which even legislators must abide.

    To clarify, my comment about him being "scum" is (as Zombie highlighted) primarily based on his threat of attempting to silence freedom of the press, AND an assumption that he surely must be violating an Appropriate Use policy.

    An example of a time I could see that "porn" might be ethically and legitimately be viewed on the floor of a legislative body is during a debate on pending legislation concerning "porn".

    Legislators, by nature of the grant of public trust which we place with them, should hold themselves to higher standards of conduct.

    And, that violation of public trust is why that senator is, in my view, scum.
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    May 04, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidWhen I am utilizing the computing resources and infrastructure of any "employer", "client", "organization" other than my own, I have no expectation of privacy or security. An "Appropriate Use" policy is normally in place.

    I assume that every key stroke, every click, everything is being recorded and monitored. But then, I am cognizant of these practices because part of my host of tricks is that I'm an information security professional. So, I have to know these things. Not everybody may be yet fully aware even in this day and age.

    I certainly hope that the State of Florida Legislature has a "Appropriate Use" policy by which even legislators must abide.

    To clarify, my comment about him being "scum" is (as Zombie highlighted) primarily based on his threat of attempting to silence freedom of the press, AND an assumption that he surely must be violating an Appropriate Use policy.

    An example of a time I could see that "porn" might be ethically and legitimately be viewed on the floor of a legislative body is during a debate on pending legislation concerning "porn".

    Legislators, by nature of the grant of public trust which we place with them, should hold themselves to higher standards of conduct

    And, that violation of public trust is why that senator is, in my view, scum.



    Great points!

    And, let's all just imagine what the holier than thou "family values" Republicans would be saying about a DEMOCRATIC senator caught viewing porn on a government computer while he was supposed to be working hard on behalf of the American people in the high paying position he was elected to.

    "Scum" would be among the milder epithets flung at him by the right-wingers.
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    May 04, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    Awww that's nothing.....

    I thought it would at least be some kinky underage Japanese girls flogging each other and puking in each others butts icon_twisted.gif
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    May 04, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidIf it were on the ballot, I'd vote for watching porn on the Senate floor to be required.
    But no pics allowed...only video.


    Nah, these pols should have their computer viewing history reviewed just like the employees of any company do
    Or better yet, society should get over this stigma it has with porn. The ones who bitch the loudest are usually ones watching it the most.

    Plus, according to the article southbeach posted, the man opened an email that happened to have a picture of topless women. Pictures of topless women are not porn. Then again, some people still think pictures of topless males are porn.

    If we continue to let society stigmatize porn - or what they "think" is porn - we will all eventually be required to fill out 2257 paperwork (age verification) and keep it on file with a copy of our govt issued ID just to take shirtless pics of ourselves. icon_wink.gif



    The "ones who bitch the loudest" about porn - ARE REPUBLICANS.
    The main portion of "society" that stigmitizes porn is the religious right REPUBLICANS.
    That's why this so story is about HYPOCRISY - and is so damn funny.

    Personally, I agree with you that there's nothing wrong with porn.
    Viewed on YOUR OWN computer, in the privacy of YOUR OWN HOME.
    NOT while you're at work and you're supposed to be working.

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    May 04, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    You want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.

    If you actually watch the video of this guy watching "porn" you will see its far from the truth. He clearly clicks off of the image and no where close to "watching porn" or anything along those lines. Leave it to fags on this site to twist reality to suit their own personal partisan closed minded views.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 05, 2010 12:01 AM GMT
    PAstud21 saidYou want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif


    Getting a life would also mean stop talking stupid politics.
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    May 05, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    PAstud21 saidYou want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif



    As I said - this story is about Republican HYPOCRISY - NOT moral or immoral behavior.

    The Clinton story also ended up being about Republican hypocrisy, as all kinds of sleazy REPUBLICAN sex scandals came spilling out after the Republicans had been acting all holier than thou and morally superior with their attacks on Clinton.
    It turned out that some of the Republicans leading the attacks had mistresses of their own.

    If Republicans are going to claim to be the squeaky clean party of "family values" they can't keep banging mistresses, or hookers, or trying to pick up men in airport bathrooms.
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    May 05, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    PAstud21 saidYou want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.

    If you actually watch the video of this guy watching "porn" you will see its far from the truth. He clearly clicks off of the image and no where close to "watching porn" or anything along those lines. Leave it to fags on this site to twist reality to suit their own personal partisan closed minded views.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif




    "fags"?!

    You mean like that twisted, self-hating "fag", PAstud21?
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    May 05, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
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    PAstud21 saidYou want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif



    As I said - this story is about Republican HYPOCRISY - NOT moral or immoral behavior.

    The Clinton story also ended up being about Republican hypocrisy, as all kinds of sleazy REPUBLICAN sex scandals came spilling out after the Republicans had been acting all holier than thou and morally superior with their attacks on Clinton.
    It turned out that some of the Republicans leading the attacks had mistresses of their own.

    If Republicans are going to claim to be the squeaky clean party of "family values" they can't keep banging mistresses, or hookers, or trying to pick up men in airport bathrooms.


    Think big picture and what is relevant and that includes the issues. The majority of Americans value god/church and many view the GOP as a whole as more intune to family values. Abortion views is one along with faith in a christian god. The GOP as a whole has been more responsive to christian views and the church and that is very important to many people. In fact, for every pissy, partisan mood swing atheist fag on this site there is 10 normal middle class christians out there.
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    May 05, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidRight.

    HYPOCRISY as in Mr. "Save Energy, Save the Planet" Al Gore purchasing mansions with 9 bathrooms and using 20 times the amount of energy as a typical American family.

    Got it.



    LMFAO!

    HYPOCRISY as in right-winger Southbeach - who is totally pro-corporate, and totally on the side of tax cuts for the rich and the Bush economic policies that favor the rich - suddenly being critical of a rich guy who's doing well and enjoying the fruits of his labors.

    THAT'S hypocrisy.
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    May 05, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
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    PAstud21 saidYou want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif



    As I said - this story is about Republican HYPOCRISY - NOT moral or immoral behavior.

    The Clinton story also ended up being about Republican hypocrisy, as all kinds of sleazy REPUBLICAN sex scandals came spilling out after the Republicans had been acting all holier than thou and morally superior with their attacks on Clinton.
    It turned out that some of the Republicans leading the attacks had mistresses of their own.

    If Republicans are going to claim to be the squeaky clean party of "family values" they can't keep banging mistresses, or hookers, or trying to pick up men in airport bathrooms.


    You're wasting your time. They simply do not comprehend that there is anything hypocritical about standing on the moral high ground while continually falling dramatically short of those same ideals. They want to be recognized for the values they preach about and demand of others, but not the ones they keep themselves.
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    May 05, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    PAstud21 said
    rickrick91 said
    PAstud21 saidYou want to talk about this guy but do you remember a guy by the name of BILL CLINTON!? Get a life.


    Btw, November will be political cleansing for the liberals and i can't wait to vote republican!icon_biggrin.gif



    As I said - this story is about Republican HYPOCRISY - NOT moral or immoral behavior.

    The Clinton story also ended up being about Republican hypocrisy, as all kinds of sleazy REPUBLICAN sex scandals came spilling out after the Republicans had been acting all holier than thou and morally superior with their attacks on Clinton.
    It turned out that some of the Republicans leading the attacks had mistresses of their own.

    If Republicans are going to claim to be the squeaky clean party of "family values" they can't keep banging mistresses, or hookers, or trying to pick up men in airport bathrooms.


    Think big picture and what is relevant and that includes the issues. The majority of Americans value god/church and many view the GOP as a whole as more intune to family values. Abortion views is one along with faith in a christian god. The GOP as a whole has been more responsive to christian views and the church and that is very important to many people. In fact, for every pissy, partisan mood swing atheist fag on this site there is 10 normal middle class christians out there.



    With you here - there's also at least one pissy partisan mood swing Christian fag.
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    May 05, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidYou're wasting your time. They simply do not comprehend that there is anything hypocritical about standing on the moral high ground while continually falling dramatically short of those same ideals. They want to be recognized for the values they preach about and demand of others, but not the ones they keep themselves.


    For the record, they do comprehend - which is why the hypocrites keep getting purged from the Republican party (either willingly or involuntarily). I do look forward to the day that they abandon this notion of shared moral values though - which would render most of these scandals - not this one is even a scandal - moot. What people do in their private lives should stay private. Now as for their platform for smaller government... that's where they need to practice what they preach which is why it's nice they're also purging the supporters of big spending like Bob Bennett from the party.
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    May 05, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
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    Looks like "it" may be snickering in its hole somewhere near Ocean Drive, getting its lulz from the shit storm that it worked to a froth between members. Too bad.
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    May 05, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidRepublican senator Mike Bennett was caught looking at naked boobies while at "work" in the Senate.

    http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sen-mike-bennett-caught-looking-porn-senate-floor

    The party of "family values" hard at "work" for the American people?

    How could anybody want to vote to put more of these guys in Congress this Nov?





    I'm convinced almost the entire Congress is a bunch of lazy farts and do not take their job seriously. I'm not upset that they are looking at porn, but they are not doing their job , but playing games and everything else at our expence. They sign bills and legislation without even knowing what they are signing. I say vote them all out and get some people in there that take their job seriously. The problem isn't a party problem, but an individual problem and we have got a lot of people in Congress from both parties that need to be fired.
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    May 05, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    Can't say I am really surprised. Not even disappointed as I don't expect much from them to begin with.